Harmonic Bows Deep-Fiber Support

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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -Harmonic Inc. has unveiled the "NODEedfa," an "environmentally hardened" optical amplifier designed to plunge fiber deeper into cable networks. The NODEedfa amplifier, when linked to Harmonic's "PWRBlazer" node platform, move optical amplification out of hubs and into network nodes, the company said.

"Optical amplifiers are not normally designed to operate in harsh outdoor environments," Harmonic product line director John Trail said in a press release.